Hutchy set to join Assen MCE BSB grid
Ian Hutchinson has confirmed he will join the MCE British Superbike grid in Assen this weekend, his first time in the class since 2014.
Having bagged eight podiums in 2016 in the Pirelli National 1000 Superstock series, Tyco BMW have rewarded the rider with the opportunity to join the Superbike class. The Superstock Championship does not compete in Assen so there will be no conflict over the weekend as the Bingley rider focuses his attention on the MCE BSB.
He will join Tyco BMW riders Michael Laverty and Christian Iddon on the Dutch grid and is very much looking forward to the opportunity. The rider said: 'I'm very grateful to my Tyco BMW team for giving me the opportunity to ride in the British Superbike class this weekend at Assen. It's been a great season for me this year with Tyco BMW and although I've never been to the Assen circuit, I hope to be able to do both myself, and the team justice on the S1000RR Superbike in both races.'
Team Manager Philip Neill said: 'Hutchy has had a great year on Tyco BMW machinery both in British championship and also on the roads, so he fully deserves his chance to go out and ride a Superbike this weekend at Assen. There's absolutely no pressure on him. We want him to go out and enjoy the experience, but knowing Hutchy he will be looking for more than just a decent result.'
28.09.2016 - Big Ed